The Big Parade

King Vidor (director)
Laurence Stallings, Harry Behn, Joseph W. Farnham (screenwriters)
John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Hobart Bosworth (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], Circa 1925. Vintage program for the 1925 silent film. With the stamp of Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre on the rear wrapper. Laid in with the program is a smaller black-and-white bifold program, also produced for showings at Grauman's.

During World War I, a wealthy, idle young man joins the US Army's Rainbow Division, and is sent to France to fight, where he befriends two working class men, is hardened by the horrors of war, and falls in love with a French woman. Notable for its realistic depiction of trench warfare, a predecessor to Lewis Milestone's epic antiwar film "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930).

Color program: 9 x 12 inches. Six leaves, side stapled, with illustrated wrappers. Very Good, splitting at the binding, with moderate edgewear and age toning.

Black-and-white program: 4.5 x 7 inches. Bifold. Near Fine.

National Film Registry. Rosenbaum 1000. Scorsese, A Personal Journey Through American Movies.

[Book #152278]